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MSA Item of the Week
This item is one of the many resources available in the Science State Curriculum Toolkit.
Science Grade 4
In Maryland, most bears have thick, dark fur.
Which statement best explains how dark fur helps bears survive in the forests of Maryland?
- Dark fur is lightweight.
- Dark fur scares enemies.
- Dark fur helps bears hide.
- Dark fur keeps bears cool.